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SA3062   Anthropology, Indigenous Peoples and Resource Extraction

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module focuses on the social and cultural relations produced by resource management projects, and explores the global and local frames through a series of world-wide case studies of mining, oil, gas and forestry projects. Resource projects have long been important sites of cultural contact, environmental impact and anthropological interest: whether first contact with prospectors, disputes with multinational companies, sustainable development initiatives or civil-society monitoring, resource exploration and extraction has long played an important part in the interface with non-western and indigenous peoples and the forces of globalisation. The module also examines the potential for anthropological skills and knowledge to contribute to an industry that has increasingly to account for its social and environmental impacts to a global constituency.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 2 seminars.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Take-Home Examination = 33%, Coursework = 67%


Module coordinator: Dr T Crook
Module teaching staff: Dr T Crook